June 8, 2017
Get all medications from the Nurse's clinic?
Please do this on or before Thursday, June 1. Thank you!
Access to 6,000 online books this summer!
School: Tobias Elementary
Username: Student ID#
Password: Student ID#
Students take an interest survey and placement quiz. They can then log their reading all summer.
Summer Meals at Tobias
Students can eat at Tobias this summer through June 23.http://www.squaremeals.org/Portals/8/files/SFSP/Outreach%20Materials/2016/Bilingual%20Summer%20Parent%20Information%20Card.pdf
7 mindsets t-shirts
Yearbooks are in~
We are proud of our school!
Summer Program for Early Literacy
Students in grades K-2 will be getting an invitation to attend a summer reading program at Tobias, hosted by Texas State and St. Edwards. The program is on Mondays and Wednesdays in June from 9-11am. Students will participate in literacy based games and activities and receive take home readers for at home practice. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form and return it to the librarian, Laura Carter, by June 1. Questions? Contact Laura.Carter@hayscisd.net
New PTA Officers 2017-18
Vice President: Jennifer Carrera
Secretary: Dina Nall
Treasurer: Jeff Campbell
Membership: Stacy Clark
Hospitality: Tisha Heathman
Boxtops: Beth Powell
Public Relations: Dana Barker
Volunteer Coordinator: TBD
Social Media Coordinator: Lori de Leon
Announcement: Heelies (Wheels in shoes) are NOT allowed at school.
Don’t forget about our collection of eBooks from www.mycapstonelibrary.com also! Username is tobias and password is school.
PTA has a Facebook page... please join!
This link connects us all!
Volunteers are needed for the Destination Dollar Store, reading mentors, and Dads for the Dad Squad!
Keep Up with your Reading: Earn tickets to the Road to Success!
Walking your child to class
Thank you to our Sponsors!
We want to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their support! Parents, please say THANK YOU when visiting these businesses:
Austin Regional Clinic (Bronze level)
Master Tech Automotive (Bronze level)
Hays Women's Health (Bronze level)
State Farm- Cory Pack (Bronze level)
Tobias Elementary PTA
Thank you to our Field Day sponsors!
Firehouse Animal Health Center
Master Tech Automotive
We appreciate you!
Arrival and Dismissal Times
The school hours for elementary schools in Hays CISD have changed. Please note our new bell times:
7:05 am - Doors open
7:35 am - Instruction begins
2:55 pm - Dismissal
Motto: Work Hard, Be Kind, Explore!
Colors: Blue and Green (like the Earth)
Namesake: Rosalio Tobias (Read about him here: http://www.hayscisd.net/Tobias.cfm?subpage=514)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5th grade
Inclusive: PPCD and Foundational Learning programs
Population: 723 students
School Rules (MAPS):
Make good choices
Always be safe
Kindergarten goes to Crowe's Nest in Manor and Pioneer Farms in Austin.
1st grade goes to the YMCA in Buda, McKenna Children's Museum in New Braunfels, and Zachary Scott Theater and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.
2nd grade goes to the Austin Zoo and the Meadows Center in San Marcos.
3rd grade goes to Natural Bridge Caverns in New Braunfels and J&R Gymnastics in San Marcos.
4th grade goes to the University of Texas at Austin and NASA Space Center in Houston.
5th grade goes to Camp for All in Burton, TX (3 days- 2 nights) and on a middle school visit.
Foundational Learning classes visit Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio and have Community-Based Instruction in local venues such as HEB, Wal-Mart, and McDonalds.
Our award-winning choir goes to the Elgin Christmas Tree farm and the Schlitterbahn Sound Waves Festival.
Everything Is Possible
Dreams are precious, and they represent the hopes and expectations we have for our lives. So every dream and positive vision of the future that your children have should be encouraged. Their dreams will inevitably change, but what matters is that they’re dreaming and believing. Constantly push your children to dream bigger, and never be the doubter or pessimist.
Attitude of Gratitude
If you want your child to be happy, teach them to focus their energy and attention on the good things in their life. And when bad things do happen, work with them to understand the good that can come from such experiences.
Live to Give
Get your children involved in service projects early. This helps create self-worth, and allows your child to help others while feeling the great satisfaction of making a difference. Create real life moments of service and giving in your home and celebrate them. Giving is connected to causes you are passionate about and integrated into your daily life.
Everything Is Possible
Attitude of Gratitude
Live to Give
Every experience in your child’s life should be about growth. Constantly focus your attention toward helping them understand the skills they’re building, the knowledge they’re gaining, and the relationships they’re forming along the way. It is crucial that they find validation in who they are becoming, not in what they are accumulating.
We are Connected
We must instill values and a strong sense of self in our children, but also cultivate curiosity and open-mindedness towards all people, regardless of differences in beliefs.
The greatest gift you can give your child is the confidence to fail, face adversity, and overcome challenges. Celebrate failure by teaching your children to that it may be the most important ingredient to their ultimate success.
We are Connected
Car Line Arrival and Dismissal
The pick up cards for the 2016-17 school year are blue.
The procedures are written on your blue card and can be found here: http://www.hayscisd.net/Tobias.cfm?subpage=21909
Remember the procedures are in place for the safety of everyone. Cell phone use is prohibited in a school zone! Law enforcement will be observing our arrival and dismissal procedures to help us enforce the rules. Please, please take extra caution around our school.
Our children's lives are precious. Slow down, pay attention to your driving, and be vigilant of others. Please follow the car in front of you keeping a safe distance between cars. Please do not cut in line or block the parents who have followed the procedures correctly. We ask that all parents model respectful behavior around our school as we have children watching.
Please also be courteous and safe to our staff who are supervising and monitoring dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation.
We are No Place for Hate. Join our anti-bullying campaign: "Don't Stand By, Stand Up!"
This Year, we are learning about the 7 Mindsets
August: Introduction to the 7 Mindsets
September: Everything is Possible
October: Attitude of Gratitude
November: Live to Give
December: Live to Give
January: Passion First
February: We are Connected
March: 100% Accountable
April: The Time is Now
May: Mindset Masters!
Connect to PTA
Let's commit to helping our school be the best it can be. We are partners in our children's education. Connect with PTA by emailing TESPTA@hayscisd.net.
Girlstart After School is a free, weekly, two-semester program encouraging young women to believe in themselves and pursue paths to higher education and career opportunities in STEM. It seeks to enhance girls' science learning through engaging activities that include important STEM concepts in a hands-on environment. This is our 4th year for Tobias Elementary to host GirlStart After School for 4th and 5th grade girls. The club is limited to 25 students per year.
Student Council (StuCo)
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. There is a strong connection between student attendance and academic performance. Therefore, when students miss class, they miss out on learning.
Excessive absences could affect your child’s progress. Please make every effort to have your child at school everyday and on time. The school doors open at 7:05 am and instruction begins at 7:35 am and ends at 2:55 pm. The ADA time is 10:00am.
If your student is absent from school, please email the attendance clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a note with them when they return to school.
Notes need to include the following information:
Student's first and last name
Date(s) of absence
Reason for absence
Tobias Elementary won the "Most Improved Attendance" banner in the 2014-15 school year. We can earn it again. Thank you for working with us to have your child here at school!
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What to Wear to School
Research has concluded that students are able to perform at their highest level in a safe and secure environment.
The dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Any disruptive or distractive mode of clothing or appearance that adversely impacts the educational process is not permitted.
Clothing and Grooming Guidelines:
- Shoes (Tennis shoes/sneakers must be worn on P.E. days)
- Pants and shorts cannot be worn below the waist (“sagging” garments are not acceptable)
- No exposed underwear/undergarments
- Tube tops, exposed midriff or cleavage, halter type blouses or mesh/see-through shirts are not permitted
- No hats, caps, bandanas, or hoods may be worn inside the building without administrator approval (some exemptions apply in special circumstances)
- Hairstyles that are disruptive (head and/or facial) are not permitted
- Items that display pictures, slogans, or language that is provocative, offensive, violent, profane, sexual, drug related, tobacco related, gang related or promotes death or hate messages will not be permitted.
- Heelies (wheels in shoes) are not permitted at school.
It is the campus administrator’s or designee’s responsibility to ensure that enforcement of this policy is done so in a consistent manner with respect to community standards and age appropriateness. While it is inevitable that there will be differences of opinion regarding the appropriateness of a student's attire, the final decision lies with the building administrator.
What to Bring to School
- Backpack - Please check your child’s backpack each day for important notes and information.
- School binder (provided for every student)
- Library books
- Lunch box or lunch money
- Your smile! :)
Calling All Dads
Tobias offers a grab-and-go breakfast between 7:05 and 7:35 am. Please make sure your child is dropped off during the arrival period to allow plenty of time to eat and begin class on time.
Emergency Contact Information
Please make sure we have at least two working phone numbers to contact parents in case of illness or emergency. Keep us informed if your address or phone numbers change throughout the year.
Tobias Elementary welcomes you! When visiting, we ask for you to be prepared to sign in the front office with your driver’s license or state identification in order to receive a visitor’s badge. Please remember to sign out once you leave. We work very hard to create a safe environment, and this is an important part of school safety.
We have a daily outside recess. Please dress your child according to the weather.
Students will have a scheduled library time and can visit the library on passes as well. The children will be allowed to check out books after orientation with the librarian. Parents may have a library card too! Please take care of our library books.
Guided Reading books
We are on a nine week grading period. Every nine weeks your child will bring home a report card. Midway through each nine weeks, your child will bring home a progress report. Let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions or concerns. Conferences are sometimes needed, so please be available to meet.